Bob Barr and the NRA Endorsement

Jason Pye reports the following at the the Barr campaign site:

Let’s take a look at how the NRA feels about Sen. John McCain.

In 2001, NRA President Wayne LaPierre said, “Is it possible that John McCain thinks you have too much freedom?” According to NewsMax, LaPierre was angry over advertisements McCain appeared in for Americans for Gun Safety, an anti-Second Amendment group who’s website now points to the Brady campaign, and McCain-Lieberman, a bill designed to close the so-called “gun show loophole.”

After appearing in the ads, the NRA called McCain, “one of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the Second Amendment” and “the poster boy for Americans For Gun Safety.” Strong words.

By the way, McCain’s position hasn’t changed on the “loophole” issue.

As early as April of this year, NRA Executive Director Chris Cox told The Hill, “John McCain still has some work to do” to gain the trust of the NRA. Cox added, “Truth be told, he’s not there yet.”

In 2004, the NRA issued lifetime rankings of all members of Congress. Sen. McCain received a “C+”, indicating a mixed record on the Second Amendment.

Bob Barr has an “A+” lifetime rating from the NRA. Bob serves on the board of the NRA. His record on the Second Amendment is without question.

Given the fact that Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox have exposed John McCain as an anti-gun sympathizer, we here at Bob Barr 2008 fully expect that the NRA will announce their support for Bob Barr tomorrow and run ads against both Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama.

However, the American Spectator is reporting that “sources with the campaign of Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr are livid at reports that National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will endorse Republican John McCain today.”

Barr has been a member of the NRA Board of Directors, and officials of the former Republican congressman’s campaign said they had been told the NRA would not endorse a presidential candidate this year.

“They flat-out lied,” said once highly-placed source with the Libertarian campaign.

8 Responses to “Bob Barr and the NRA Endorsement”

  1. Joseph the Libertarian Says:

    Well, the NRA can go and suck on my dick. 2nd amendment desn’t mean shit, it’s your natural born right to own and bear arms whenever you god damn feel like it.

  2. Hallmonster Says:

    If the NRA endorses McCain they may as well just put a knife in Barr’s back.

  3. svf Says:

    Barr should publicly resign from NRA board position and membership and encourage others to do the same.

    Might get some press coverage.

  4. Tennessee Mike Says:

    I agree, if I was Barr I’d tell the NRA to get fucked.

    Well, they’ve already gotten fucked by McCain and the GOP.


    Resign from the board. Try to get some publicity as svf suggests.

    Do some campaigning at gun shows. Even if it’s just walking through, shaking hands.

  6. WHo fucking cares Says:

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  7. WHo fucking cares Says:

    Suck my mother fucking dick you cock lickers. Politics suck go grow a pair of balls you bloody vaginas.

  8. Nobody Gives a shit! Says:


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